Monday, January 24, 2011

The Hunt of the Unicorn

The Hunt of the Unicorn
By C.C. Humphreys
341 pages (ARC)

Summary: Elayne thinks that the old family stories about her ancestor and unicorns are a great myth, but nothing more. Imagine her surprise when she finds herself in a magical world after falling through a tapestry during a school visit. Not only are unicorns real, but so are all other sorts of mythical creatures. Bound by a promise made by her ancestors, Elayne must try to rescue the creatures from a tyrant king. Yet things aren’t black and white and sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between a hero and a villain.

Review: The Hunt of the Unicorn is a very easy fantasy to fall into. The world building and writing style is simple and precise making it easy for those who are not accustomed to this genre. Even some of the more fantastical elements such as talking beasts were easy to believe because they were so effortlessly interwoven into the captivating story. Readers will connect with Elayne who was likeable and charming. Her disbelief and confusion between what was right and wrong added a relatable aspect. There are elements of charm and sweetness to go along with the more traditional hero’s quest. A great book to be lost in.

Also by C.C Humphreys: The Runestone Saga

If you liked The Hunt of the Unicorn, you might also enjoy: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Rampant by Diana Peterfreud, Magic Under the Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

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Rating: W3.5/4 C3/4 P3/4 O3/4 PP2.5/4 CR3/4
Grade Level Interest: JS


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I really love fantasy, and I've had my eye on this one for a while. It sounds like it doesn't disappoint! Great review, Katie! :)

Katie said...

I actually thought of you while I was reading this Melissa, I thought it might be something you would enjoy!

Karen said...

Sounds like a really interesting fantasy! I'll definitely keep an eye out for this, thanks for the review.

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